The recently deceased American folk music legend Pete Seeger joined the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, a Palestinian movement which seeks to put economic and political pressure on Israel.
This fact you will not find in most obits.
According to the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), the American musician expressed regret for his previous support of an event sponsored by the Jewish National Fund (JNF) and threw his support for the BDS movement at a meeting in New York last month.
“I support the BDS movement as much as I can,” according to ICAHD.
ICAHD Coordinator Jeff Halper said in a press release that Seeger has “for some time” donated a portion of the royalties from his 1960s song, “Turn, Turn, Turn,” to ICHAD and that the singer “read historical and current material and spoke to neighbors, friends, and three rabbis before making his decision to support the boycott movement against Israel.”
Seeger’s donations to ICAHD went to rebuilding Palestinian and Arab homes demolished by Israeli authorities, according to the organization.